What is Peer Resources?
One of the most successful peer helping programs is located in the school districts of San Francisco and started 35 years ago! In 1979, a student brought a hatchet to school to attack one of his peers (here is the kicker, many of the students knew about the attack!). After the event, several educators decided that peers have the ability and influence to help other peers; however, they just needed the training, resources, and support to be successful. Since its inception, this peer helping program, now called Peer Resources, trains over 600 peers each year and serves over 14,000 students in the Bay Area!
Peer Resources Trainings
Brief of Peer Resources
In this video, Ira shares a beautiful overview of his legacy and in turn, I would like to share it with all of you.